Update Your Laminate or Melamine Kitchen With a Professional Paint Job
A custom designed kitchen can come in many shapes and sizes. Throughout the years the fashion and trends have changed. Different styles of kitchens are popular in modern homes. The four most popular types of kitchen finishing are a painted kitchen, a vinyl wrapped kitchen, a laminate or melamine kitchen and a timber kitchen. Each type of kitchen has its strengths and weakness. Budget, personal taste and the time which your kitchen was designed all play the biggest roles in impacting the type of kitchen your home might have. Since the 1980s, laminate or melamine kitchens have gained popularity. This was particularly the case due to their range of styles and lower cost. However, outdated colour schemes and change in trends has led to a number of older laminate and melamine kitchens to become outdated.
Updating a Melamine Kitchens
Melamine kitchens cupboards are made from a process of pressing paper to a MDF board through a high pressure process. Unlike vinyl wrapped kitchens, melamine does not use glue to adhere the colour to the board. This means there is no chance of the glue losing its ability to stick. Laminate cupboards are made through a similar high pressure process. However, multiple pieces of papers are stuck together before being bonded to the underlying board. They are then coated with a special laminate coating to adhere the colour to the board.
Both laminate and melamine are strong and durable cupboard finishing. It is more common for the style of laminate or melamine to go out of fashion before damage is done to the cupboards and they need replacing. Because of this, updating a laminate or melamine kitchen is usually an easy way to modernise or rejuvenate your kitchen.
The durability or laminate makes it the perfect base to be re-finished and turned into a painted kitchen. Use a professional polish shop, such as Dianella Polishing. This way you give your kitchen a new life at a fraction of the cost of a complete kitchen renovation. You can easily remove laminate and melamine cupboard doors, draw faces and side panels. When you have removed them, bring them into the Dianella Polishing workshop to be prepped and painted. Once they are dry they are ready to be re-installed into your kitchen. It’s a simple process that typically only takes two weeks and will leave your outdated kitchen looking like new again.
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